Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lawson's Grand Opening Erie PA 1967

-ad in Erie Morning News, February 2, 1967.
Lawson's convenience stores moved into the Erie, PA market on February 3, 1967, with two stores on Erie's east side, one at 1907 Buffalo Road (near Cameron Street) and the other on East Lake Road near Downing Avenue. Lawson's provided direct competition for the Country Fair chain.

The full-page ad on the left explained what a Lawson store was all about: "It's a little store with a big stock of the foods and kitchen items you buy most often. It's a well-organized store- neat, bright and clean- and geared to fast two-minute transactions that speed you on your way.

Lawson's principal product is milk, and in Ohio we're famous as the company that has kept milk prices from 30 to 40 per cent below the national average for more than a quarter of a century. We'd like to sell milk for less in Pennsylvania, too, and perhaps we'll be able to if the state's minimum-price regulations can be changed...Morning, noon, and night-seven days a week- you get quick in-and-out service at Lawson's."

1 comment:

  1. My first job was at Lawsons on Shannon Road back in the early 70s. I was only in high school at the time!